tartaric acid


White crystalline in appearance




Tartaric acid occurs naturally in many plants, most notably in grapes. Its salt, potassium bitartrate, commonly known as cream of tartar, develops naturally in the process of winemaking.

Tartaric acid supplied by Rigest comes in 25KG bags and can be delivered to businesses across the UK and overseas. A dedicated Rigest distribution fleet also means the product is delivered securely and on time.


  • Tartaric Acid is an acidulant and natural preservative used for jams and soft drinks.
  • Present as emulsifier and preservative for bread-making.
  • It is used as effervescence for table waters and as a leavening agent for desserts.
  • Tartaric acid is found in cream of tartar, which is used in cooking candies and frostings for cakes.
  • It is also found in baking powder, where it serves as the source of acid that reacts with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda).
  • Tartaric acid has been used in the production of effervescent salts, in combination with citric acid, in order to improve the taste of oral medications


  • beverage
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Carbonated Soft Drinks
    • Instant Drinks
    • Syrups
    • Sports & Energy Drinks
    • Water (Flavoured)
  • industrial
    • Fertilisers
    • Metal Surface Treatment
  • healthcare
    • Over the counter
    • Pharmaceutical products.
  • food
    • Cereals
    • Confectionary
    • Dressings
    • Fruit preparations
    • Instant Food
    • Ready Meals
    • Sauces
    • Seasonings
    • Snacks
    • Table Top Products
    • Sweet Spreads

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